Springbrook skateboarders could have a place to practise their ollies, grinds and other tricks in spring 2020.
A proposed skate park moved much closer to reality after a $125,000 provincial grant was approved recently. The cash means $445,000 has now been secured toward the $635,000 cost of the park.
Red Deer County has stepped up with $305,000 and another $25,000 came from local fundraising efforts.
Volunteers hope to raise the remaining $180,000 through community fundraising and corporate sponsorships.
Committee director Adrian Pidherney said having a skate park is a “great opportunity” for the hamlet.
“With nearly one-third of our population of 1,500 under the age of 20, this park will have a major impact, now and well into the future.”
It is hoped construction can begin in late summer for a spring 2020 opening date.